John Corn­forth lec­tures

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N hon­our of the fore­most author­ity on the English coun­try house and for­mer Ar­chi­tec­tural Ed­i­tor of COUN­TRY LIFE—HE wrote more than 800 ar­ti­cles for the mag­a­zine—the dates for the 2017 John Corn­forth Me­mo­rial Lec­tures have been an­nounced.

The theme is the coun­try house and its es­tates seen through the eyes of the pri­vate owner and pro­ceeds from next year’s lec­tures will go to the Na­tional Trust, for the re­pair and restora­tion of Chip­pen­dale fur­ni­ture at Nostell Pri­ory ahead of the 300th an­niver­sary of the birth of Thomas Chip­pen­dale in 2018.

The lec­tures, which will take place at Christie’s King Street, London SW1, are as fol­lows: Mi­randa Sey­mour on Thrump­ton Hall, Not­ting­hamshire, Thurs­day, Jan­uary 12; Sir Ni­cholas Ba­con on Raven­ing­ham Hall, Nor­folk, Mon­day, March 13; and The Duke of Northum­ber­land on Al­nwick Cas­tle, Mon­day, March 27.

Tick­ets cost £40, 6.30pm for 7pm. To book, con­tact Emma Ter­signi on eter­signi@christies.com or 020– 7389 2145.

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A col­lec­tion of the coun­try’s lead­ing crafts­men, mem­bers of the Wor­ship­ful Com­pany of Black­smiths, have cre­ated a 6ft-tall swan. The iron sculp­ture was pa­raded at the City of London Lord Mayor’s Show on Satur­day and will be sold in aid of Treloar’s School and Col­lege for dis­abled young peo­ple. Visit www.black­smith­com­pany.org to place a bid

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